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Sukunai
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reply to Gone Fishing

Re: [Info] Windows 8 Pricing Goes Back to Normal

I wouldn't be staring into Windows 8 right now if not for the fact I scored it for 16 bucks.

Yes SIXTEEN bucks. My buddy went and got it and liked t so I decided ok 16 bucks is as he said virtually impossible to ignore.

I don't hate anything about 8, and I don't hate anything about 7. But it is inevitable, that an OS takes a long time to update/patch after installing.

7 is today a tedium I was ok with parting with. The update/patch portion was just not worth avoiding 16 bucks.

But 200 bucks? Ok come on, there is nothing THAT painful about finding a few drivers.

I would be getting Windows 8 only through force via a totally new system like a new laptop before I'd pay 200 bucks for it.

I can't picture ANY version of Windows worth 200 bucks since I have been using a computer.

Anyone that really has to pay for anything will have either already bought it, or won't be interested.



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said by Sukunai:

I wouldn't be staring into Windows 8 right now if not for the fact I scored it for 16 bucks.

Yes SIXTEEN bucks. My buddy went and got it and liked t so I decided ok 16 bucks is as he said virtually impossible to ignore.

I don't hate anything about 8, and I don't hate anything about 7. But it is inevitable, that an OS takes a long time to update/patch after installing.

7 is today a tedium I was ok with parting with. The update/patch portion was just not worth avoiding 16 bucks.

But 200 bucks? Ok come on, there is nothing THAT painful about finding a few drivers.

I would be getting Windows 8 only through force via a totally new system like a new laptop before I'd pay 200 bucks for it.

I can't picture ANY version of Windows worth 200 bucks since I have been using a computer.

Anyone that really has to pay for anything will have either already bought it, or won't be interested.

For me 8 is 100% free. I run it on my work PC just to keep up with the new.

I COULD run it at home if I wanted.

At home I am sticking with Windows 7 as there is nothing in 8 that windows 7 doesn't give me.

Dave
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I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.


Joey1973

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reply to Sukunai

said by Sukunai:

Anyone that really has to pay for anything will have either already bought it, or won't be interested.

So, basically, anyone who does buy it after the date will be part of the captive-gotta-have-it crowd, eh. (I guess that's one way to "increase" sales... though not enough to make up for everyone who won't be buying it because of the "normal" price.) For $200 I got my sister a Chromebook, specifically because it doesn't have Win8.